• Permanently

Canada PR fee

  • C$ 1525 for single
  • C$ 2850 for couple
  • C$ 3075 for three members

Canada PR Processing Time 2022-23

  • 12 months

Processing Time

  • 3-4 months

With this visa you can

  • Live, work, and study in Canada.
  • Include dependent children, aged 22 and under, in your visa application.


  • Must be at least 18 years old to apply for Canada PR.
  • Language proficiency minimum 6 bands in each.
  • Must have at least 1 years of work experience.
  • Sufficient funds to support yourself and your family.

Canada is a popular immigration destination for people from all over the world. It is a perfect destination for Indians to live, work, and settle permanently in the country because of its high quality of life, strong professional prospects, and safe environment.

In addition, the maple country welcomes immigrants through a variety of immigration pathway programs with relatively simple procedures and faster visa processing periods.

Permanent Residence in Canada is a five-year multiple-entry visa that allows foreign skilled employees to work and stay in Canada. You can seek to become a Canadian citizen after three years of residency and work with a Canadian PR card!After five years, you can extend or renew your visa!

Permanent Visa Categories:

Canada PR Benefits
  • Free education for children up to higher secondary.
  • Employment benefits in natural calamities, pandemics, or recession cases.
  • Various healthcare benefits.
  • Allows the permanent resident to become a citizen of Canada after completing tenure of 3 years on a PR visa.
  • Allows working and settling in the USA after three years on a PR visa under the NAFTA agreement.
  • Gives the benefit of sponsoring one’s family members on a temporary or permanent residency visa.

Canada PR Eligibility criteria.

You must check the criteria for eligibility requirements to find out if you are eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

To be able to apply for Canada PR through the Express Entry system, you must have a minimum score of 67 points out of 100.

To be eligible under the Canada FSW program, you need to satisfy the following requirements.

  • Age:
  • The applicant must be aged 18 or above but below 49 years.

  • Qualification:
  • The applicant must have a Canadian or equivalent to Canada standard qualification from a recognized university/ institution. Qualification specialization requirements may vary as per the NOC code.

  • Work Experience:
  • Applicant must have at least 12-months of full-time, paid, continuous relevant work experience in the NOC skills set O, A & B in the past ten years before submitting the Permanent Residency application.

    Please note some occupations require specific educations or license so, please check here before applying your Express entry application.

  • Language ability:
  • All applicant who intends to apply for Canada Express entry must prove their English/ French language ability through IELTS, CELPIP or TEF.

    Read More: To apply for Canada Express entry, you must have six bands in your IELTS. Having less than six bands makes you ineligible to apply for Canada Express entry; in this case, you can use another program such as Canada PNP; contact our immigration expert for more detail.

  • Settlement Funds:
  • The settlement fund is also mandatory to apply for Canada express entry; please note you must maintain the settlement funds throughout the process.

    Read More: The amount of money you need to support your family depends on the size of your family. To calculate the size of your family, you must include

    1. Yourself
    2. Your spouse or partner
    3. Your dependent children include them even if they’re permanent residents or Canadian citizens not coming to Canada with you.

  • Health Requirements:
  • To apply for Canada express entry, the applicant needs to go through a health examination to ensure no danger/threat to the people of Canada.

  • Police clearance requirements:
  • To apply for Canada Express entry, you & your family must be of good character, so you need to provide a Police clearance certificate from your local police station or the regional passport office where you stayed six months or more in the row from 18 years or above.

Canada PR Eligibility

Age Maximum 12 points
Education Maximum 25 points
Language Proficiency Maximum 28 points (English and/or French)
Work Experience Maximum 15 points
Adaptability Maximum of 10 points
Arranged employment Additional 10 points (not mandatory).

Get free Canada assessment Form

What is Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)?

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a point-based system for evaluating and ranking your profile in the Express Entry pool.The CRS system is used to identify highly skilled candidates from the Express Entry pool. They are then invited to apply for permanent residence by the Canadian government.

Points are allotted to the following categories:

  • Age
  • Level of education
  • Official language proficiency
  • Second official language
  • Canadian work experience.

Read More: Total CRS Score = Max. Points 1200

  • Core/Human Capital = 500 Max points
  • Skill Transferability Factor = 100 Points
  • Additional Factors) = 600 Maximum points

CRS Calculator

How to Improve CRS score?

You can improve your CRS score by following the tactics shared below:

  1. Try to increase your IELTS score by following this mantra, i.e., Practice, Practice, and Practice.
  2. Secure an LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) Approved Job Offer.
  3. Take the Route by applying through PNP’s.
  4. Keep yourself informed about the modifications that take place in the whole process.
  5. Write French exam TEF.

Canada PR Process

When it comes to immigration, Canada never dissatisfied any of the immigrants. This maple country never misses a chance to hog the limelight of millions of aspirants all over the globe. Whether it’s the number of immigration programs, a plethora of job opportunities, and eligibility for Canadian citizenship within three years of permanent residence (PR) status in Canada, or be in any case, this maple country is everyone’s favorite.

Moreover, Canada’s PR process is immigrant-friendly, easy, and flexible. So, do you have a dream of getting a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa?

Follow the step-by-step guide for the application process for a Canada Permanent Resident Visa.

An Insight into the Canada PR Process

  • Step 1 Check Eligibility:
  • Canada PR operates through the 67-federal points system, under which points are allotted based on certain factors, such as:

    • Age,
    • Qualification,
    • Relevant work experience,
    • Language Proficiency,
    • Adaptability,
    • Arranged employment.

    So, before initiating the Canadian PR application, you need to make sure that you are meeting Canadian Permanent Resident Visa requirements.

  • Step 2 Go for ECA (Educational Credential Assessment):
  • In order to prove that your education is equivalent and meets the Canadian educational standards, you need to provide the concerned authorities with the ECA that too approved by the relevant assessing authorities such WES, IQAS, ICAS, etc.

    It also indicates that you have the knowledge needed in the particular line of work to perform successfully. Therefore, it is an important document that you need to support of your Canada PR.

  • Step 3 Create Express Entry Account:
  • After completing the ECA process, you need to create an Express Entry profile. You need to fill out your complete, accurate detail such as personal, Qualification, relevant experience, IELTS, Funds detail, etc. To complete your Express Entry profile, you’ll need valid Information from certain mandatory documents, for example.

    • language test results
    • Your NOC (National Occupational Classification) Job title and Code

    You may exit the profile at any time. There is no need to worry as your Information is confidential, and it gets saved in your account automatically. All you have is 60 days to complete and submit your Express Entry Profile. Otherwise, you’ll need to commence the whole process from scratch.

    However, creating an express entry profile is not mandatory for applying for a Canadian PR visa. If you have less than six bands in IELTS, you can directly apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa through the Canada PNP route.

  • Step 4 Be ready for PNP Option:
  • In case you have a lower CRS score. There is no need to worry. You can improve your CRS score by getting a provincial nominee certificate. Getting PNP approval is the best way to boost the 600 CRS score significantly.

    Many PNP’s such as Saskatchewan PNP, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island does not require any CRS to issue nominations.

  • Step 5 Get ITA and submit the documents:
  • Once you reach the threshold of minimum CRS score, you’re issued an ITA (Invitation to Apply). Once you’ve grabbed the ITA, you have a time limit of 60 days within which you need to submit your Canadian Permanent Resident Visa application to the IRCC that too along with a proper set of documents & visa application fee.

  • Step 6 Biometric and Fly into the World of Opportunities:
  • Now, the last step you need to do to pull your dreams into the daylight is to submit your biometrics fees.

    Read More: All those aged 14-79 need to pay a biometric fee of about CAD 85 (4860 INR). Then, once you get your passport stamped with a Canada PR visa, you can fly to your Dream Destination, Canada.

    Note: The maximum biometric fee for a family of 2 or more than, who are applying at the same time and place, the costs are CAD 170.

Canada PR Process

Canada PR processing time

The CIC office Canada will consider your Canada PR processing time from the date your application is received.

It is hard to predict exactly how soon your Canada PR application will be approved because Canada PR processing time depends upon the following parameters.

  • Have you submitted a complete application for Canada PR?
  • Have you paid the correct Canada PR fee, as per the Canada PR stream?
  • How long it takes to verify your credentials?
  • How quickly CIC receives the response from the applicant on the ADR?
  • Number of current applications waiting to be processed?
  • Type of application you have applied for your Canada PR visa.

Please find Canada PR Processing Time as per Canada PR streams / programs

Canada PR Document Requirement

The applications that do not contain the following documents will be marked as incomplete and rejected by the concerned authorities.
The documents are:

  1. Medical Examination Confirmation.
  2. Police Certificates.
  3. A Valid Passport.
  4. A Valid Proof of Work Experience.
  5. Other Mandatory Documents.
  6. Copy of Birth Certificate.
  7. Proof of studies.
  8. Marriage Certificate.
  9. Proof of funds.
  10. Evidence of common-law union and cohabitation.
  11. Provincial or Territorial Certificate.
  12. Letter of offer from the employers.
Canada PR fee

Canada PR visa fee depends upon the number of applicants in your application. And most important, the program through which you are applying for your Canada PR visa. You can pay your Canada PR fee by credit card.

Please find Canada PR fee for Economic Program

  • Electronic Education credential Assessment
  • Primary Applicant CAD 227
    Spouse ECA CAD 227

  • Express Entry fee
  • Creating an Express Entry Account or applying for Express Entry does not pertain any charges.

  • Canada PNP fee
  • Every PNP of Canada has its own fee that falls between CAD 350 – CAD 1500. Depending upon the province you are applying for.

  • Canada PR application Fee
  • Primary Applicant CAD 825
    Spouse applicant CAD 825
    Child per applicant CAD 225

  • Canada PR Passport stamping fee
  • Primary Applicant CAD 500
    Spouse applicant CAD 500
    Child per applicant No fee

  • Canada PR biometric fee
  • Per person CAD 85
    Biometrics – per family (2 or more people) CAD 170

  • Other expenditures involved in Canada PR
  • Health Examination per person Rs. 5000
    Police clearance certificate Rs. 1000
    IELTS per attempt Rs. 15000

  • How to pay your Canada PR fees
  • You can pay your Canada PR fee by your credit card, and if you’re already in Canada, you can pay your Canada PR fee online through ( net banking) debit card & credit card.

    Please note the Canada PR application fee is not refundable if your application is refused/ rejected.

New Fee to apply for Canada PR
Program Applicants Current fee New fee April 30, 2022
Right of Permanent Residence Fee Principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 500 $ 515
Federal High Skilled, Provincial Nominee Program and Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most Economic Pilots (Rural, Agri-Food) Principal applicant $ 825 $ 850
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 825 $ 850
Accompanying dependent child $ 225 $ 230
Live-in Caregiver Program and Caregivers Pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot) Principal applicant $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying dependent child $ 150 $ 155
Business (Federal and Quebec) Principal applicant $ 1,575 $ 1,625
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 825 $ 850
Accompanying dependent child $ 225 $ 230
Family Reunification (Spouses, Partners and Children; Parents and Grandparents; and other relatives) Sponsorship fee $ 75 $ 75
Sponsored principal applicant $ 475 $ 490
Sponsored dependent child $ 75 $ 75
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying dependent child $ 150 $ 155
Protected Persons Principal applicant $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying dependent child $ 150 $ 155
Humanitarian and Compassionate / Public Policy Principal applicant $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying dependent child $ 150 $ 155
Permit Holders Principal applicant $ 325 $ 335

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